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Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument.
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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Notice: You need a built-in or external microphone to play Songs2See. To connect instruments via jack cable, we recommend to use external soundcards or audiointerfaces such as the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

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Songs2See Editor updated to version 1.41

April 17th, 2014

With the most recent, free update of Songs2See Editor, it is finally possible to import gp5 files created with Guitar Pro™ 5. Further features and enhancements are:

  • opened s2s filename displayed in window caption
  • zoom icons can be clicked
  • fixed issues with repeats on import

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Songs2See Birthday Sale

March 24th, 2014

We're celebrating the second anniversary of the Songs2See release with a 50% sale on all products until the 30th of March.

For all of you who already own Songs2See, we added a new song:

Marc Antoine Charpentier - Prelude de Te Deum

This tune should be quite familiar to our European users. The first commenter who can tell, where this is used in TV will receive a free steam key for Songs2See.

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About the Game

Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument. Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete learning experience in music gaming. Songs2See listens to you and rates your performance in real-time. With this instant feedback, you’ll develop real skills and learn to sight-read music in no time. Songs2See's unique score sheet view makes playing visually intuitive and will engage rookies as well as experienced players.

  • Play any of the eight instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, recorder flute) or train your voice
  • Unique and intuitive score sheet view with notes displayed in piano roll style
  • Fingerings displayed for each instrument
  • Automatic transposition for different tunings
  • More than 50 practice songs included
  • Optional tablature view for guitar, bass and ukulele
  • Optional score sheet view for advanced players
  • Slow down playback for difficult songs
  • Learning mode for step-by-step practicing
  • Detailed results and online high-scores
  • Compatible with the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable and other USB/Firewire audio devices

About Songs2See Editor

Songs2See Editor is an easy to use piano-roll editor for creating sheet music. It is a great tool to convert your favorite songs for use within the Songs2See Game. You can import almost any file from your music collection. It supports MIDI, MusicXML, GuitarPro, WAV and MP3 files. It exports MIDI, MusicXML, Audio, printable score sheets and Songs2See Game files.

  • Create your own music for practicing
  • Turn your favorite song into sheet music
  • Automatic music transcription of melody, bass and rhythm
  • Save to various sheet music formats or print your score
  • Transpose, delete or add notes when needed
  • Create play-along tracks and save them
  • View, print and save Tabulature

About Songs2See Ultimate

Songs2See Ultimate includes both the Songs2See Game and the Songs2See Editor. With this bundle, unlimited practice material is at your fingertips.

  • Songs2See Game and Songs2See Editor included
  • Windows and Mac OS versions included
  • Future updates are free of charge

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
56 of 64 people (88%) found this review helpful
376 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
As a 4th year Music Composition Major and a vocalist, I can say that this game certainly provides a rather interesting way to improve intonation. Though it advertises as only teaching a few instruments, it will actually pick up anything that you play over a microphone.

What I will say is that the editing software is rather basic. If you want to write a decent score, then let me inform you that there are far better programs that are out there for free. However, the editing software will provide a way to upload your own compositions to the game. It's a bit clunky, and it takes a little bit to figure out exactly what the program is doing, but it does work.

Overall, I'd say this is absolutely something that an aspiring musician ought to check out, and especially so if you wish to perform on an instrument like Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trombone, or Voice!

If you wish to see some gameplay footage, then you can watch this video that I have made here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5MdN7JzHU
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
153 products in account
2 reviews
15.5 hrs on record
Well, I like this software alot... Now I can pick out the music that I want and learn the notes for the song I want... Kenny G on guitar with the backtrack is Great... If you want a tool to go further than the basic cords then this is it... Will NOT replace a good teacher but it is a great source for going foreward with music...
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
14.6 hrs on record
This is a great game for practicing new songs and after some fiddling around, I found an easy way to create new songs with the editor -> midi + audio is the key :)
Still I have to say it could be bit more polished and editor isn't that easy to use until you figure out where everything is hidden.
Anyway, I recommend it to everyone who's interested in music games
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
273 products in account
4 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Really disappointing, actually have nothing positive to say about it.

Terrible recognition of notes from my acoustic guitar, no room for dynamics at all and no symbols for hammer ons or bends. Essentially, if you always dreamed of being able to attain that oh-so-good robotic midi sound then learn from this game, it'll to teach you how to rock out 'Frére Jacques' like a musical birthday card in no time at all.

The most pathetic thing is that for several of the instruments, parts of the songs are too high or low and instead of modifying it to at least have the notes in a different octave, you're just given a cross as if to say 'sorry, couldn't be arsed to do that part'

I could go on all day but I'll just say don't buy it and go play Rocksmith.
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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48 of 82 people (59%) found this review helpful
28 products in account
1 review
19.0 hrs on record
I got this program for vocal work and I'm very disappointed. There are no vocal arrangements for any of the songs and there are no lyrics. The only place vocal support is listed is in the scales. Looking at the piano options, I'm only seeing ways to practice with the right or left hand--no option to play together. This was a complete waste money.

Edit: The makers have confirmed to me the program does not support lyrics at all and offered me a second copy of the editor to make up for it, which isn't particularly helpful. The piano options have no chords and can only do one hand at a time, so you just learn to pick out one note with each hand and have no option to put it together. The drills are only scales, no interval or diction work, which is limiting despite the important of scales. This may be useful for the other instruments, but not for piano or voice.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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Songs2See received the Innovation and Entrepreneur award 2012 by Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (Germany)

Songs2See was nominated as finalist for MIDEMLAB 2012 start-up competition